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Decoding Heat Clearing: Categories and Applications in Chinese Medicine

Dive into the diverse subcategories of heat clearing in Chinese medicine, addressing conditions from repletion heat to deficiency heat.

The exploration of the category “Heat Clearing” is introduced by Prof Brandt, emphasizing its broad nature and application in addressing internal heat-related issues.

Heat clearing in Chinese medicine encompasses various subcategories tailored to different conditions. Clearing heat and draining fire target repletion heat or fire, evident in symptoms like high fever and strong thirst. Clearing heat and drying dampness address issues like vaginal discharge or burning diarrhea caused by damp heat. Clearing heat and cooling the blood target conditions associated with blood heat, such as maculopapular eruptions. Heat-clearing toxin-resolving herbs are for conditions like sores or dysentery caused by heat toxins. Clearing vacuity heat tackles deficiency heat due to Yin insufficiency. Purgative medicinals, categorized into offensive and moist precipitation, address constipation from heat or dryness. Expelling water deals with severe fluid accumulation.

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